Chris van der Linden has been designing packaging at Trek and Bontrager for six years. Throughout his career at Trek, van der Linden has helped investigate environmental opportunities at the company’s headquarters and led initiatives in environmentally friendly packaging. Previously, he worked in both the Marketing and R&D departments at Lezyne in San Luis Obispo, California and earned a BFA in graphic design at Cal Poly nearby. Van der Linden grew up in Southern California where a football injury led to his falling in love with mountain biking and eventually the start of his 16 years in the cycling industry. He now lives in Madison, Wisconsin where he can be found cycling and rock climbing in the summers and ice climbing in the winters.